Lothar Matthäus

Date of birth21 March 1961
Place of birthErlangen
NationalityGerman
Height1.74 m
PositionMidfielder

Lother Matthäus captained West Germany to victory on the 1990 FIFA World Cup and played in five FIFA World Cups (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) more than any other outfield player. He remains the only German player to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

Matthäus is the most capped German player of all time with 150 appearances and 23 goals.

Matthäus became the symbol of German domination of football during the 1980s.

Ten years after his mentor Franz Beckenbauer, Matthäus reigned over world football thanks to his "complete" player profile, able to play just as well in offense or defence.

Matthaus Matthäus won seven German championships with Bayern Munich, three German cups, two UEFA Cups (with Inter Milan and Bayern) the European Football Championship in 1980, the World Cup in 1990 (finalist in 1982 and 1986) and the Ballon d'Or in 1990.

Diego Maradona said of Matthäus: "He is the best rival I have ever had."

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Borussia Mönchengladbach 01 Jul 1979
Bayern München 01 Jul 1984 01 Jul 1988
Internazionale 01 Jul 1988 01 Jul 1992
Bayern München 01 Jul 1992 01 Jan 2000
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Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Rest of the World Representative 1
1997-98 FIFA Representative 1
1998-99 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 3
1
1999-00 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2
1
2000-01 Rest of the World Representative 1
2001-02 World XI Maradona Farewell Match 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Jul 1996 Brazil v Rest of the World L 2-1 Representative
03 Jan 2001 Japan / South Korea v Rest of the World D 1-1 Representative


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Germany UEFA Under-18 2
1979-80 Germany B International 1
1
1
1979-80 Germany UEFA European Championship
1
1979-80 Germany Under-21 1
1980-81 Germany B International
1
1980-81 Germany UEFA Under-21 3
1980-81 Germany Under-21 3
1
1981-82 Germany B International
1
1981-82 Germany FIFA World Cup
3
1981-82 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1981-82 Germany UEFA Under-21 6
1
1982-83 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1982-83 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1982-83 Germany UEFA Under-21 2
1983-84 Germany FIFA 80th Birthday
1
1983-84 Germany International Friendly 3
1
1983-84 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
2
1984-85 Germany City Tournament 2
1984-85 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
1
1984-85 Germany International Friendly 3
1985-86 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
1
1985-86 Germany International Friendly 6
1
1986-87 Germany International Friendly 5
1
1987-88 Germany Berlin Anniversary 1
1987-88 Germany Four Nations Tournament, Berlin 2
1
1987-88 Germany International Friendly 5
1
1987-88 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
1
1988-89 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
1
1988-89 Germany International Friendly 1
1989-90 Germany FIFA World Cup 8
5
1989-90 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1990-91 Germany International Friendly 4
3
1990-91 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1
1991-92 Germany International Friendly 2
1991-92 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1
1991-92 Germany UNICEF Charity 1
1992-93 Germany International Friendly 5
1992-93 Germany US Cup 3
1993-94 Germany FIFA World Cup 5
1
1993-94 Germany International Friendly 11
1994-95 Germany International Friendly 2
1994-95 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
2
1997-98 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
1
2
1997-98 Germany International Friendly 1
2
1998-99 Germany International Friendly 4
1998-99 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1
2
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 5
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Apr 1979 West Germany v Luxembourg W 4-1 UEFA U18 Group 9
24 May 1979 West Germany v Malta W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
20 Nov 1979 USSR v West Germany L 2-1 U21
19 Dec 1979 Italy v West Germany W 1-2 B INTER
14 May 1980 West Germany v Poland W 2-1 B INTER
14 Jun 1980 Germany v Netherlands W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
09 Sep 1980 Switzerland v West Germany L 2-0 B INTER
08 Oct 1980 West Germany v Netherlands D 0-0 U21
18 Nov 1980 France v West Germany L 1-0 U21
02 Dec 1980 Bulgaria v West Germany L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group
31 Mar 1981 West Germany v Spain W 3-1 U21
28 Apr 1981 West Germany v Austria W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group
23 May 1981 Finland v West Germany W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
02 Sep 1981 Poland v West Germany W 0-1 B INTER
22 Sep 1981 West Germany v Finland W 4-2 UEFA U21 Group
13 Oct 1981 Austria v West Germany W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group
18 Nov 1981 West Germany v Albania W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
21 Nov 1981 West Germany v Bulgaria W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group
17 Feb 1982 West Germany v Portugal W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1982 Spain v West Germany L 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
21 Mar 1982 Brazil v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 1982 Argentina v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Apr 1982 West Germany v Spain W 2-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
14 Apr 1982 West Germany v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 1982 West Germany v USSR W 5-0 UEFA U21 Semi-final
12 May 1982 Norway v West Germany W 2-4 International Friendly
20 Jun 1982 Chile v Germany W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
25 Jun 1982 Austria v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
22 Sep 1982 West Germany v Belgium D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1982 England v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 1982 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
23 Feb 1983 Portugal v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1983 Turkey v West Germany W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group
26 Apr 1983 Austria v West Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group
07 Jun 1983 West Germany v Yugoslavia W 4-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1983 Hungary v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Oct 1983 Germany v Austria W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Oct 1983 Germany v Turkey W 5-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1983 Germany v Northern Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
20 Nov 1983 Germany v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Feb 1984 Belgium v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 1984 West Germany v USSR W 2-1 International Friendly
18 Apr 1984 France v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 1984 Italy v West Germany W 0-1 FIFA 80th Birthday
14 Jun 1984 Germany v Portugal D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 1984 Germany v Romania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
20 Jun 1984 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Sep 1984 West Germany v Argentina L 1-3 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
16 Dec 1984 Malta v West Germany W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 Jan 1985 West Germany v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Feb 1985 Portugal v West Germany W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Apr 1985 West Germany v Bulgaria W 4-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 1985 Czechoslovakia v West Germany W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Group 2
12 Jun 1985 England v West Germany L 3-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
15 Jun 1985 Mexico v West Germany L 2-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
28 Aug 1985 USSR v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Feb 1986 Italy v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Mar 1986 West Germany v Brazil W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Apr 1986 Switzerland v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
11 May 1986 West Germany v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
14 May 1986 West Germany v Netherlands W 3-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1986 Uruguay v West Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
08 Jun 1986 West Germany v Scotland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
13 Jun 1986 Denmark v West Germany L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 1986 Morocco v West Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 1986 Mexico v Germany W 0-0 (4-1) FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 1986 France v West Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
29 Jun 1986 Argentina v West Germany L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Final
24 Sep 1986 Denmark v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
15 Oct 1986 West Germany v Spain D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Oct 1986 Austria v West Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1987 Israel v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
18 Apr 1987 West Germany v Italy D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 1987 West Germany v France W 2-1 BERLIN ANNIVERSARY
18 Nov 1987 Hungary v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Dec 1987 Brazil v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Dec 1987 Argentina v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 1988 Germany v Sweden L 1-1 (2-4) Four Nations Tournament, Berlin
02 Apr 1988 Germany v Argentina W 1-0 Four Nations Tournament, Berlin 3rd place
27 Apr 1988 West Germany v Switzerland W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1988 West Germany v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1988 Germany v Italy D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
14 Jun 1988 Germany v Denmark W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 1988 Germany v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
21 Jun 1988 Germany v Netherlands L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
31 Aug 1988 Finland v West Germany W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 4
19 Oct 1988 West Germany v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
22 Mar 1989 Bulgaria v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 Netherlands v West Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
04 Oct 1989 West Germany v Finland W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
28 Feb 1990 France v West Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 West Germany v Uruguay D 3-3 International Friendly
26 May 1990 West Germany v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
30 May 1990 West Germany v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1990 Germany v Yugoslavia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
15 Jun 1990 Germany v United Arab Emirates W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
19 Jun 1990 Germany v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
24 Jun 1990 Germany v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
01 Jul 1990 Germany v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Jul 1990 Germany v England W 1-1 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
08 Jul 1990 Germany v Argentina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Final
29 Aug 1990 Portugal v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 1990 Sweden v Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
31 Oct 1990 Luxembourg v Germany W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
19 Dec 1990 Germany v Switzerland W 4-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Germany v USSR W 2-1 International Friendly
01 May 1991 Germany v Belgium W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
05 Jun 1991 Wales v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Sep 1991 England v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 1991 Germany v Rest of the World W 3-1 UNICEF Charity
16 Oct 1991 Germany v Wales W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Nov 1991 Belgium v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Dec 1991 Germany v Luxembourg W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
25 Mar 1992 Italy v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 Germany v Mexico D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Dec 1992 Brazil v Germany L 3-1 International Friendly
20 Dec 1992 Uruguay v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 1993 Scotland v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
14 Apr 1993 Germany v Ghana W 6-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 1993 Brazil v Germany D 3-3 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 USA v Germany W 3-4 US Cup
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany W 1-2 US Cup
22 Sep 1993 Tunisia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1993 Germany v Uruguay W 5-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1993 Germany v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Dec 1993 Argentina v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
18 Dec 1993 USA v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
22 Dec 1993 Mexico v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 1994 Germany v Italy W 2-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1994 United Arab Emirates v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1994 Austria v Germany W 1-5 International Friendly
08 Jun 1994 Canada v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Jun 1994 Germany v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
21 Jun 1994 Germany v Spain D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
27 Jun 1994 Germany v Korea Republic W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
02 Jul 1994 Germany v Belgium W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Jul 1994 Bulgaria v Germany L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final final
07 Sep 1994 Russia v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 Hungary v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 Albania v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Dec 1994 Moldova v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Dec 1994 Germany v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 May 1998 Finland v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 1998 Germany v Colombia W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 1998 Germany v Yugoslavia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1998 Germany v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
29 Jun 1998 Germany v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Germany v Croatia L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
18 Nov 1998 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Feb 1999 USA v Germany L 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 1999 Colombia v Germany D 3-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Mar 1999 Germany v Finland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
28 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1999 Germany v Moldova W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
24 Jul 1999 Brazil v Germany L 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
28 Jul 1999 Germany v New Zealand W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jul 1999 USA v Germany L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
04 Sep 1999 Finland v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Germany v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Nov 1999 Norway v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Netherlands v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Germany v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Germany v Liechtenstein W 8-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Germany v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 Portugal v Germany L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.